Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kristin & Justin--A Seattle Wedding Preview

Kristin and Justin are an amazing couple. We clicked with them from our very first meeting, and over the past few months, we've really become great friends. First off, Airika and I love board games, and Justin and Kristin have one of the most interesting and extensive collection of boardgames I've ever heard of. Toss in the fact that they are cool people to hang out with, AND they totally connect with our passion and vision for photography, and you can see why we like them so much!

Heading into their wedding, the forecast predicted rain, rain and then some more rain, while daylight savings snatched away an hour of daylight. This would certainly be a challenge since their ceremony didn't start until 7pm, but we came prepared to do lots of off-camera lighting, just in case. To quote Yervant, (in his charming Auzie accent) "I always shoot with available light, but when light is not available, I bring the light." Thankfully, the rain held off, and all of the time we've spent reading Strobist paid off.

We started out at the South lake Union Park...



For this shot, Kristin had to get a little adverturous and daring. There wasn't a ramp or stairs leading down to this lovely little dock. The only way down was to go around an access gate, and drop down about 4 feet from a ledge onto the dock, hoping all the while that she doesn't brush against the grungy ledge, or worse yet, fall into the lake!

Then, on to Post Alley, down below Pike Place Market...

We started off shooting with available light, but the texture of the cobblestone was completely lost with all the flat overhead light. What to do? We called the driver down so we could use his headlights for some directional light and check out the results!





For their guestbook, Kristin and Justin had an antique typewriter for people to type messages on. So creative!

Justin+Kristin!

Kristin specifically requested a "bad@$$" photo of all the guys. I'm just glad these guys are my friends...







Justin and Kristin, we had a wonderful day with you. In fact, when we got in our car to head home, I think Airika's words were, "Now THAT's why we photograph weddings!"

Gerald and Airika

18 comments:

Bridal Inquirer said...

Beautiful Photos! The cobblestone street pics are my favorite! I am in love with the antique typewriter idea too :)

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

guys straight up rocked it! loved the shot of the bride in front of the car!

Kristin said...

omg, you guys are incredible!! Wow, they turned out sooooooooo good!!! xoxoxoxoxox

Jason and Crystal said...

Great work (as usual)! Great use of light for such a tough situation. Your clients are gonna love it!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

These are GORGEOUS!!
that first one is seriously STUNNING!!!!!!

ZackK said...

Nice job making us look bad@$$!

arjun said...

wow these photos are GAWGEOUS!

Yuka photo art said...

Your images are absolutely breathtaking!

Ross James Photography said...

These are all AMAZING!! I got the email update and I just had to come and comment :) I love it when you add the light like you have here!
Looking forward to hanging out :)
ross.james

Heather said...

Just a LOVELY set of beautiful winter images. Love the way you two used the car as a background element and as a light! Brilliant! Really awesome! You two are the night masters, hopefully you have many more winter weddings to shoot because you are so good with low lighting!

Momma said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOW Awsome, can't wait to see the rest. Don't have a favorite they are all great, the mob guys are way cool. Love you

JoNa Photography said...

Incredible images all around...but that first shot is just jaw-droppingly-awesome! The lighting, the posing, the toning on the processing...I adore it!

Valerie Theinert said...

You two have done an outstanding job! These are so beautiful- they look like they're straight out of a wedding magazine! I love the shots with the old Bentley. I love the shot in front of the airplanes. It's too difficult to have a favorite! Thank you so much- we love them!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This conjures the intrinsic feel of Seattle for those of us since gone.The photographers create the uber experience - the suggestion of reality in a bygone era. Beautiful skies and backdrop of the water- perfect Seattle neverchanging.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! You two are such an inspiration! I am just so astonished at how much your work has grown. I love to check your blog and see your success. You are going to have to teach a workshop of your own soon ;) I would love to at least catch dinner next time I am your direction or you are near Coeur d'Alene! So much to catch up on, but I just wanted to drop a comment to say just how AMAZING you two are! God bless you!
~Melissa Fish-Williams
(John and I got married in September!!!)

Jenny said...

you guys are my heroes. i want to be just like you when i grow up :)
beautiful lighting!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Oh...my...gosh. This set is amazing. How did you process that first one? Wow, guys!

-E

Angela said...

I just discovered your blog (love it) and especially love this set. AMAZING night shots!



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